Way back in January of 2003, my wife and I attended a presentation by Family Savers of SC. In this presentation we were told of the numerous great savings opportunities by purchasing through Family Savers. Of the many savings they offered, one was great savings on grocery items. For this reason, my wife and I decided to purchase a membership that we would pay via monthly installments of $65.00 per month. Now, in the contract agreement it stated that we could cancel the membership w/in three days if we werent satisfied. The next day, we got online to check out the many "grocery savings" in which they'd so passionately described. On the web site it said they would be sending us "savings certificates" which were only available through our "exclusive" Family Savers Membership. Ten days later we received an envelope full of coupons that someone had clipped out of the local newspaper. Obviously by this time our three day window for cancellation had passed. When I called to inquire about why I had received coupons in the mail, I was told that they had'nt misrepresented anything and that coupons were (by definition) in fact "Savings Certificates". I then told them that I was not happy about this and that I felt Family Savers had severely misrepresented the services they offered. I was then rudely informed that my membership was uncancelable after three days.
Afterwards I tried numerous times to dispute the membership. The last time I spoke with them I informed them that I refused to pay for something that was not what it was advertised to be...Not long after, I discovered that they had placed my account for collections and had reported the debt to all three credit reporting agencies. Here it is 2008 and I've disputed the validity of this debt several more times and yet it remains on my credit report, and I am still receiving demand letters from a collection agency.
To anyone who may receive an invite from Family Savers....
STAY AWAY FROM THEM....They are liars, thieves, and con artists!!!!!